New York City Business Travel Association


The New York City Business Travel Association (NYCBTA), an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers. Our emphasis is to work together to better understand new and emerging travel management practices.

NYCBTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.

Our chapter is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.

Letter from the President - 2/27/2015

I want to personally thank you all for attending the NYC GBTA’s meeting yesterday.  We were thrilled with the response; it was our first ever sold-out event.   We would like to thank American Airlines for their generous sponsorship and for hosting the event at their space; they are a valued partner.  Our friends at Advito, Marwan Batrouni and Jason Kramer, were very instrumental in helping us put this session together, so a thanks to them as well.  Finally, as we dole out the praises, we were blessed to have had a great panel of industry experts to help lead the conversation.  So giant thanks to Jim Carter, Amaris Garcia, Ray Greeve and Traci Saunders.

I hope you found the topic and presentation timely, meaningful and engaging.  I think we could have spent more time on some of the relevant points and in fact as I mentioned, we are looking at scheduling a session on “Shared Economy” – specifically discussing the perceived disruptive force of Uber and Airbnb in the hospitality space.  Stay tuned for more information on that and please refer to our website for updates.

Our membership and sponsorship drives are in full swing.  For those of you who aren’t members, join and encourage your colleagues and clients to become actively involved as well. For anyone that joined from yesterday onward until the end of March, their names will be entered into a drawing for 2 roundtrip domestic economy class tickets on AA; so hurry up and get in on this.

On the sponsorship level, we hope that we can count on your support so we can continue to provide amazing meetings at great venues with terrific presenters on timely and interesting topics. I spoke with some of the Suppliers in the room yesterday and happy to say that they are interested in having a conversation with us to see how they can becoming involved and begin to lend their support. 

Once again, thank you for spending your day with us.


Stephen Gheerow